Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.9% pass rate
from 2,728 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2007 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.1% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (2.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (2.3% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (1.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (23% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on All direction indicators (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Electrical equipment (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.037% fail on Position lamp
  • 10.0% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Springs (3.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (4.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring (3.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.037% fail on Axles
      • 0.037% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (8.5% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (1.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (7.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.95% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (9.9% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (12% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (12% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (5.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (5.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (6.6% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability control (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Lever (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Flexible brake hoses (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.037% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.037% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Washers (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Driver's view (49% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type (15% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (0.42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (17% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission (12% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (11% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Joints (9.5% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Prop shafts (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Joints (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system (6.4% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tank (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pipe (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Doors (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Engine mounting (1.5% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Engine mounting condition (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Body
      • 0.037% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (8.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.037% fail on Airbags
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play (5.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (7.5% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Condition
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